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Applications

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Applications

Applications

All available applications, macros, and drawing plugins are located in the section Applications of the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. You can also record macros of your own and show them on the list.

Macros

Macros are saved as .cs files in the \drawings or \modeling folder under the folders that have been defined with the advanced option XS_​MACRO_​DIRECTORY. By default, this advanced option is set to ..\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\common\macros.

In addition to this global folder, you can define a local folder and store local macros there, for example, environment macros or firm macros. Specify the local macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

folder for the advanced option XS_​MACRO_​DIRECTORY in addition to the global folder. Define the global folder first and then the local folder. When you create a macro you need to set it as global or local, and the macro will be placed in the global or local folder according to your selection. The macros in the global folder are read first.

Example of the definition for XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY containing a global folder and a local folder:

%XSDATADIR%environments\common\macros\;%XSDATADIR%environments\sweden\macros\

Macros in the modeling mode

Macro Description

AutoConnectSelectedParts

Use to automatically create connections without opening the AutoConnection dialog box.

AutomaticSplicingTool

Use to split long reinforcing bars and bar groups that exceed the stock length, and create splices in split locations.

ContinuousBeamReinforcement

Use to reinforce a continuous beam. The macro creates main top and bottom bars, stirrups, fittings, and additional top and bottom bars using system components.

Convert_DSTV2DXF

Use to create NC files in DXF format by converting DSTV files to DXF files.

CreateSurfaceView

Use to create an automatically aligned surface view.

CreateSurfaceView_wEdge

Use to create a surface view and align the work plane along the edge you select.

DesignGroupNumbering

Use to number parts by design groups so that you can differentiate the parts from each other in drawings and reports.

DirectoryBrowser

Use to to find and modify the location of the various Tekla Structures files and folders, and customize user settings.

RebarClassificator

Use to classify the reinforcing bars and reinforcement meshes by their order of depth in concrete slabs and panels.

RebarSeqNumbering

Use to assign cast unit specific running numbers (1, 2, 3...) to the reinforcement in the model.

RebarSplitAndCoupler

Use to split a reinforcing bar group and add couplers in relation to the direction of the picked points.

UpdateRebarAttributes

Use to manage the user-defined attributes (UDAs) of the couplers and the end anchor parts created by Rebar Coupler and Anchor Tools.

Macros in the drawing mode

Macro Description

Add surfacing symbols

Use to add surface treatment symbols in cast unit drawings.

Copy with offsets (Drawing tools)

Use to copy lines, circles, polylines, polygons and rectangles with offsets.

Create fillets (Drawing tools)

Use to connect two intersecting lines by extending the two selected lines to their intersection point.

Create chamfers (Drawing tools)

Use to create chamfers between two lines using the distance that you specify.

Moment connection symbols (Drawing tools)

Use to create moment connection symbols to show the beams that are connected to columns with rigid connections.

Exaggerate selected dimensions

Use to exaggerate narrow dimensions to make them easier to read.

Rebar layering marker

Use to mark reinforcing bar layers with different marking styles and line types in a drawing.

Rebar mesh view creator

Use to create drawing views each containing one reinforcement mesh.

Remove change clouds

Use to remove dimension change symbols, mark change symbols and associative note change symbols in one go from an open drawing.

Extensions (.tsep)

You can download Tekla Structures extensions that have the .tsep file extension from Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

and import these extensions to the Applications & components catalog. When you restart Tekla Structures , the imported extensions are installed and added to the Ungrouped items group in the catalog. You can move them to a suitable group.

Publish groups in the Applications & components catalog

You can collect content to a group that you create in the Applications & components catalog. You can then publish the group as a catalog definition file to make it available for other Tekla Structures users.

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